Posted On: 02/19/20 10:56 PM

The 4A Region Semifinals got underway last night. The Liberty Patriots tangled with 8 time defending champ Bishop Gorman in the first game. The Patriots were led by Gonzaga commit Julian Strawther, however, from the outset, it was clear that Liberty would be more than a one-man squad. In the first half, they got terrific contributions from several players including Demetrius Williams and Joshua Jefferson. Gorman was led by the spectacular play of Mwani Wilkinson who had several highlight dunks. The Gaels took a 1 point lead into the half. In the 2nd half, Wilkinson continued the highlights hammering home a thunderous dunk off the drive and catching a ridiculous lob. The slugfest continued in the second half as neither team could pull away. That was until Gorman went on a late 4th quarter run to extend the lead to 7. Rather than folding, Liberty fought back, using their defense to force turnovers and get easy shots. With under two minutes to go Jefferson hit a huge 3 pointer to trim the lead to 2. A Williams free throw cut the lead to 1, and on the ensuing possession, Jefferson intercepted a Gorman

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